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NFHTA Job Aid: Prima Facie Elements of a Discriminatory Eviction


Date Published: June 2021


This job aid provides information for FHIP and FHAP practitioners to determine if all the elements are present to accept and investigate a complaint of an eviction in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The aid includes the prima facie case element and a discussion of collecting and documenting evidence. The information on this job aid will assist investigators on making a determination of discrimination.

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Foundational Resources: Emerging IssuesFair Housing Laws and RegulationsFHAP IntakeFHAP Investigation
Legal Theories and Concepts: Elements of Proof
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Courses: Fundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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